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Dance Modern Lab Master Class Series: Sean Hoskins

  1. Friday September 14 12:00pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theater

Sean Hoskins investigates the intersections of dance and technology as a choreographer, teacher, performer, and screendance creator. Hoskins was a dance major at Middlebury College and received his MFA from SMTD, where he specialized in choreography. He is an avid improviser and creator. As a teacher, Hoskins directed the dance program at Blair Academy and has taught courses and workshops at U-M, Wayne State University, Oakland University, Middlebury, and Bates colleges, and regularly at regional American College Dance Association conferences. Hoskins is currently the dance technology coordinator and part-time faculty at SMTD.

Each Modern Lab session features a different guest artist teaching a master class and sections from their repertory. This panorama of the contemporary dance field is presented to broaden the students’ awareness of potential career possibilities. Each guest artist conducts a 30-minute technique class/warm-up and then teaches repertory that is performed by the class. In the final 15 minutes, faculty coordinator Bill De Young conducts a Q & A with each artist, discussing their career; their recommendations for transitioning from student to professional, and what they look for when they audition dancers for their projects.

This event supported in part by the EXCEL Lab.

Free - no tickets required